A lifetime student of the art masters, Lisa Jones founded MASTERWORKS art studio to encourage children and their parents to explore the universal experience of communicating ideas through visual media. A graphic illustrator and fine artist with over 35 years of experience, Ms. Jones guides children as young as six through the techniques and media employed by great artists like Michelangelo, Johannes Vermeer, Henri Matisse as well as modern day masters such as California artists Wayne Thiebaud and Raymond Saunders.
Ms. Jones received her BFA from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and started Masterworks in the late 90’s. In addition to participation as an artist in chalk drawing festivals (Italian Street Painting) around the world, she organizes street painting festivals to promote this unique fine art, dating back to the Renaissance. She also accepts custom mural and fine art projects.
FINE ART FOR KIDS
Since 1997, LISA JONES has been introducing the youth of Marin County, California to the magic of the creative process.
MASTERWORKS provides a hands-on study of the Masters. The MASTERWORKS curriculum blends classic art instruction (drawing, painting, color, design & perspective) with the historical and cultural perspective in which art is created. Projects link an in-depth study of a feature artist and his or her techniques with discussions of geography, culture and lifestyle.
MASTERWORKS is more than just an art class. It encourages focus, decision making, curiosity, concentration, pride, and creativity in each child. Class sizes are well managed to allow for individual attention to each child’s talents and questions. Because MASTERWORKS is an educationally-based art program, it can very easily be adapted to follow and enhance any established curriculum. Themed art camps at MASTERWORKS, encourage creativity while building fundamental art skills in children ages 6 to 14.
“We love this place. Lisa is a wonderful person and teaches kids lots about art and history. Strongly recommend.” -Anton